THE BROUGHTON FAMILY
Who We Are
Reid and Heather Broughton are 5th generation farmers living between Loganville and Hillpoint Wisconsin. They have three small children that help farm alongside them each day. As parents, they take great pride and joy sharing and teaching the next generation about hard work, as well as ethical and sustainable farming practices.
This family’s farm operation consists of corn, soybeans, small grains, and alfalfa acres. They choose to use no-till planting, crop rotation and cover crops as part of their responsible conservation farming plan, helping preserve the ground for today and tomorrow. This farm also provides custom farming to area farmers like planting and harvesting. The Broughton Farm raises steers from calves to finish and have over a dozen free range laying hens for fresh eggs. As a family, they also put in a vegetable garden for fresh chemical free produce to feed their family.
As Broughton Farms continues to grow, they are always looking for ways to diversify. Just recently they entered into the seasonal market. Autumn brings a great opportunity for fall decoration sales so all summer long the farm family stays busy growing mums, pumpkins, gourds, ornamental corn and sunflowers. They make sure to bale up small straw bales and bundle up corn stalks for purchase also. In the winter months they sell fresh cut Balsam and Frasier pine trees in varying heights that are harvested from Juneau County, Wisconsin. The family works hard at making fresh handmade wreaths, garland and porch pots to sell alongside the Christmas trees.
Country Roots Creations
Reid and Heather realized how important family, faith and farming together are to them. Many prayers later the family decided that Heather would no longer work off the farm and instead stay home full time to raise their children. This allowed her more time to help on the farm and focus on their family, but it made finances more difficult. With this challenge, they looked for ways to help earn an extra income while being at home focusing on their children. In 2020, Country Roots Creations was started. They provide custom designed apparel and gifts, running the business out of their home and using social media to promote and sell online.